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The Smithsonian Libraries is the most comprehensive museum library system in the world, supporting the vital research of the Institution as well as the work of scientists and scholars around the world. Consisting of 21 branch libraries in Washington, D.C., Panama and New York, our collections are as diverse as the patrons we serve. Our Smithsonian online collection focuses on Smithsonian publications, art and design, history and culture, and the history of technology. Our natural history titles can be found on the Internet Archive in the Biodiversity Heritage Library collection.


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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
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by Jones, Owen, 1809-1874; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823-1875; Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893; Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877; Sky Meadow Bindery, binder. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Owen Jones; illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred folio plates, drawn on stone by F. Bedford, and printed in colours by Day and Son
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Waring, Mary E
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Topic: Embroidery
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Clocks and watches, Clock and watch makers
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Bibliothèque D.M.C
Topic: Embroidery
Vol. 1 is mainly explanatory text with an "Introduction générale" by the author dated "Juin 1887." Vols. 2-6, each with half-title only, are mainly plates accompanied by descriptive text and were published in 20 "livraisons," 1877-1886
Topics: Costume, Costume
Topics: Textile fabrics, Textile industry
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Cover-title: Jacobean embroidery and traditional designs
Topic: Embroidery, English
Description based on: Vol. 62, no. 7 (July 1936); title from cover
Topics: Clock and watch makers, Jewelers, Silversmiths, Opticians
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by Staatliche Kunstbibliothek (Berlin, Germany); Jessen, Peter, 1858-1926
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At head of title: Königliche museen zu Berlin
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Illustrated books, Artists
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Bibliothèque D.M.C
Topic: Embroidery
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Description based on: 1866, v. 3; title from t.p
Topics: United States. Patent Office, Patents
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Topic: Embroidery
On cover: A new serial containing articles upon stitches, methods of work, design, and other subjects connected with the study of fine needlework, with coloured plates and other illustrations
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Topic: Embroidery
CHM copy 39088008281594 has bookplate: Gift of James H. Fraser
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Topics: Type and type-founding, Printing
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by Grasset, Eugène, 1841-1917; Verneuil, M. P. (Maurice Pillard), 1869-1942, ill
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statement of responsibility: sous la direction de M. Eugène Grasset
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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Topic: Crocheting
Description based on: Vol. 62, no. 7 (July 1936); title from cover
Topics: Clock and watch makers, Jewelers, Silversmiths, Opticians
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Topics: Art, Art objects, Decoration and ornament
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by Binet, René, 1866-1911; Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926
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statement of responsibility: par René Binet, architecte ; preface de Gustave Geffroy
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art nouveau, Architecture, Interior decoration, Jewelry
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by Lutz, Edwin George, 1868-
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890; Dollfus-Mieg & Cie
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Première-2me série: 14 x 21 cm
Topic: Embroidery
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by Kirby, W. F. (William Forsell), 1844-1912; Schubert, Gotthilf Heinrich von, 1780-1860; Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916, former owner. DSI; Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education
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"Published under the direction of the committee of general literature and education appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge."
Topics: Zoology, Animals
Includes index
Topic: Postage stamps
t. 1. Introduction générale et historique. Êpigraphie, paléographie, blason. L'architecture civile et religieuse. La céramique.--t. 2. La sculpture. La peinture.--t. 3. La gravure
Topics: Art, Architecture
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Topic: Lace and lace making
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Includes transfer patterns
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by Seba, Albertus, 1665-1736; Boerhaave, Herman, 1668-1738; Gaubius, Hieronymus David, 1705?-1780; Massuet, Pierre, 1698-1776; Jancourt, L; Musschenbroek, Petrus van, 1692-1761; Artedi, Peter, 1705-1735; Tanjé, P., 1706-1761, ill; Portalis, J. M., former owner. DSI; Carolyn Horton & Associates, binder. DSI
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statement of responsibility: Ex toto terrarum orbe collegit, digessit, descripsit, et depingendum curavit Albertus Seba
Topics: Natural history, Natural history
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by Keeler Brass Company, Grand Rapids, Mich
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Cover title
Topic: Cabinet hardware
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statement of responsibility: With a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions, and an historical notice of the kings of Granada from the conquest of that city by the Arabs to the expulsion of the Moors, by Pasqual de Gayangos
Topic: Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
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Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
Caption title
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Church decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Medieval,...
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by Jessen, Peter, 1858-1926
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"Liste alphabétique des peintres verriers": p. [335]-348
Topic: Glass painting and staining
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Topics: Embroidery, Needlework
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by Badger, Daniel D; Lind, E. G., former owner. DSI; Mitchell, Herbert, former owner. DSI; Architectural Iron Works (Firm); Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith, lithographer
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"Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by Daniel D. Badger, president ..." --Verso of t.p
Topics: Architectural Iron Works (Firm), Architectural ironwork, Cast-iron fronts (Architecture),...
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
Vol. 1-2 continuously paged
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Industrial arts, Decorative arts
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by Th. de Dillmont (Firm)
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Topic: Lace and lace making
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by Dresser, Christopher
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statement of responsibility: by Chr. Dresser
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Interior decoration
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
509 full page woodcuts (included in pagination); portraits of author (title page verso) and illustrators (penultimate leaf recto)
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical, Plants, Early works to 1800
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by Vogel, Lucien; Astruc, Marcel; Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Art School. Library, former owner. DSI
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statement of responsibility: Lucien Vogel, directeur ; red́acteur en chef, Marcel Astruc
Topics: Fashion, Costume
Vol. 1 is mainly explanatory text with an "Introduction générale" by the author dated "Juin 1887." Vols. 2-6, each with half-title only, are mainly plates accompanied by descriptive text and were published in 20 "livraisons," 1877-1886
Topics: Costume, Costume
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890; Dollfus-Mieg & Cie
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890; Dollfus-Mieg & Cie
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Uzanne, Octave, 1852-1931; Loyd, Mary Sophia Hely-Hutchinson, 1853-1936; Courboin, François, 1865-1926
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Topics: Fashion, Costume
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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At head of title: L'art chrétien en Egypte
Topics: Coptic embroidery, Embroidery
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Title from caption
Topic: Automobiles
Added title page, illustrated
Topics: Costume, Implements, utensils, etc
"Notes bibliographiques": p. xliii-xlviii
Topics: Costume, Fashion
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by Cooper-Hewitt Museum; Harting, Joan Lancaster
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"The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design"
Topic: Fashion
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I. Gotik und renaissance.--II. Das barock.--III. Das rokoko.--IV. Der klassizismus
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Finnish and German
Topics: Costume, Mordvins
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by Leonard, Anna B; Robineau, Adelaide Alsop, 1865?-1929
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"A monthly magazine for the china painter and potter."
Topics: Pottery, Decoration and ornament
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Contains advertising matter
Topics: Household appliances, Sewing machines, Washing machines
Scientific Instruments - Trade Literature
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by Pemberton, Edward L; Turner, George T., donor. DSI; Stone, W. C., former owner. DSI; Stone, Willie L., former owner. DSI; William Brendon and Son, printer
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"Plymouth: William Brendon and Son, George Street"--Colophon
Topic: Postage stamps
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by Rosenberg, Adolf, 1850-1906; Heyck, Eduard, 1862-1941
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Five volumes or portfolios of 80 plates each; each plate accompanied by historical and explanatory text. Issued originally in 40 parts of 10 plates each, one-half in colors
Topic: Costume
Text in French: The French postage stamp: historical and anecdotal study of the post and of the stamps of France and French colonies
statement of responsibility: Ex toto terrarum orbe collegit, digessit, descripsit, et depingendum curavit Albertus Seba ...
Topics: Pre-Linnean works, Pictorial works
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by Leonard, Anna B; Robineau, Adelaide Alsop, 1865?-1929
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"A monthly magazine for the china painter and potter."
Topics: Pottery, Decoration and ornament
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Nature (Esthetics)
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by Grautoff, Otto, 1876-1937
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Includes bibliographic references (p. [213]-216) and index
Topics: Books, Illustration of books, Bookplates, Bookbinding, Printing
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by Leonard, Anna B; Robineau, Adelaide Alsop, 1865?-1929
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"A monthly magazine for the china painter and potter."
Topics: Pottery, Decoration and ornament
statement of responsibility: Ex toto terrarum orbe collegit, digessit, descripsit, et depingendum curavit Albertus Seba ...
Topics: Pre-Linnean works, Pictorial works
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Title from cover
Topics: Bicycles, Cycling
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I. Gotik und renaissance.--II. Das barock.--III. Das rokoko.--IV. Der klassizismus
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Title from cover
Topics: Bicycles, Cycling
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by Leonard, Anna B; Robineau, Adelaide Alsop, 1865?-1929
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"A monthly magazine for the china painter and potter."
Topics: Pottery, Decoration and ornament
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by Leonard, Anna B; Robineau, Adelaide Alsop, 1865?-1929
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"A monthly magazine for the china painter and potter."
Topics: Periodicals, Pottery, Decoration and ornament
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Patterns in pocket at end of vol. 1
Topics: Home economics, Hairdressing, Cookery, Needlework
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by Lepape, Georges, 1887-1971
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statement of responsibility: Vues par Georges Lepape
Topics: Poiret, Paul, Fashion, Costume